Cafe racers [pics]

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    That is a RS R-Rocket :clap and yes they shake all over the road, when you reach the 100-110 miles p/h. I change the front tire (stiffer walls) and the front springs, also set-up the forks like an RS-RT and problem solve.
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  2. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    not mine, saw it 4S on Cleveland CL
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  3. R85/8

    R85/8 Been here awhile

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    Here's some pics from back in the days of cafe racers. All hard used. :)

    My Venom in 1969. Dodkin tuned, always regretted selling it.

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    My Norton Atlas with Dunstall tank. Took me round Loch Ness in 66 minutes, but truly a horrible bike to ride (vibration).

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    Norvin - an unruly beast.

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    Mate's Norton International & my ISDT Triumph Trophy with T110 front brake

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  4. F_Sahms

    F_Sahms mostly paved

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    Thanks. That NorVin is a wicked-brutal looking thing.
  5. Hoof Hearted

    Hoof Hearted n00b

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  6. BiG DoM

    BiG DoM African Adventurer

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    BEAUTIFUL! Love the attention to detail. :clap

    Where did you source the chrome license/tax disc holder? Red spark plug covers?
  7. Hoof Hearted

    Hoof Hearted n00b

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    The spark plug caps are NGK LB05EMH-R, and the tax disc holder is from a World famous auction site
  8. BiG DoM

    BiG DoM African Adventurer

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    Thanks
  9. R85/8

    R85/8 Been here awhile

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    Very tidy. I like the neatly braced frame.
  10. jings

    jings Been here awhile

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    like it but the k bike fork brace could do with sorting out
  11. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    What Paints were used? Single Stage or Basecoat clearcoat, brand, etc?

    Can you get a pic of the upper triple clamp? Is that a Lower used on the upper?

    Any pix of straight side view?

    Sweet bike!
  12. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Beautiful!
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  13. Hoof Hearted

    Hoof Hearted n00b

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    Hi Les
    I had the paint done by a guy from the local paint shop, it is a basecoat and a number of clearcoats, I do not know the brand. The triple clamp and fork conversion was not done by me, I believe the triple clamp is off a K100 16v.
  14. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    I know she's not a true cafe, but she is purty. :freaky

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  15. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    Maybe it's just the lens that was used, but it appears as if the front has been raised. :patch

  16. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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  17. zellmannia

    zellmannia Chuck

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    Love that front stopper!
  18. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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  19. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    More pics of the Guzzi, please!
  20. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    Still a work in progress.

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